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Wednesday, October 22

A.P. Lit:

Today we had a lesson on the adjective clause and then we did practice sentences.  We will revisit the adjective clause next week also. 96 more words

Blog Evaluations

Here are the guidelines.

Content and Creativity

50% Postings provide comprehensive insight, understanding, and reflective thought about the topic…builds a focused argument around a specific issue…asks a new or related question…makes an oppositional statement supported by personal experience or related research. 335 more words


How do we know students are making progress in writing?

Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to work collaboratively. 747 more words

Common Core

Session 2 Materials from Literacy Unit Project

Teachers in grade 3rd through 5th gathered for the second session of the Literacy Unit Project. The aim of this endeavor is to have two to four units, matched to Enduring Understandings that stretch across all three grades, by the spring of 2015. 123 more words

Common Core

Links You'll Love

How BIG is Google? Check out this great documentary:

Shake Up Learning is a website that features tips and techniques for educational technology, including Google, mobile learning and social media. 76 more words

Educational Technology

Homework: 10/10/14

Synonym Tree project Due: Chose any 5 vocab words for the limbs, and fill the branches with synonyms for your chosen words.  Color and creativity are encouraged! 11 more words


Superhero Writers

I spent Tuesday and Wednesday this week at UNI’s Jacobsen Center for Comprehensive Literacy’s Reading Recovery Conference and I have come back thoroughly inspired.  I went to a seminar called Engaging the Disengaged Writer by Christopher Lehman, a New York Times Best Selling author and took away so much from it.  314 more words